Bayer 2-3 Freiburg: Breisgau Brazilians ease past The Company’s Eleven

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SC Freiburg enjoyed an away victory against Bayer at the Bay Arena on Saturday. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. Bayer had been hopeful of continuing their good run, following a 3-0 victory against Mainz whilst Freiburg were coming from consecutive wins against Bochum and Stuttgart. Bayer and Freiburg are 13th, (3 points) and 1st, (12 points), spots respectively, after 5 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Bayer, thanks to a goal from Kerem Demirbay in the 16th minute, finishing the first half 1-0.

Freiburg started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with an early goal from Matthias Ginter in the 48th minute. The momentum was again with Breisgau Brazilians, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Michael Gregoritsch on the 51 minute mark to establish a 2-1 result. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Patrik Schick, 65 minutes in, brought The Company’s Eleven level. Freiburg managed to edge ahead with a goal from Ritsu Doan, 72 minutes in, seing the match finish 3-2.

Substitutions for Bayer included Sardar Azmoun, Charles Aranguiz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Nadiem Amiri for Exequiel Palacios, Kerem Demirbay, Jonathan Tah, Daley Sinkgraven and Robert Andrich, respectively. Freiburg brought on Woo-yeong Jeong, Maximilian Eggestein, Ritsu Doan, Keven Schlotterbeck and Nils Petersen, to replace Roland Sallai, Yannik Keitel, Manuel Gulde, Michael Gregoritsch and Vincenzo Grifo.

There were bookings for Jonathan Tah and Nadiem Amiri from Bayer, and Nicolas Hofler and Michael Gregoritsch, for Freiburg.

Bayer will next play Hertha away, with Freiburg facing B Mönchengladbach at home.

Technical card:
Bayer Leverkusen:Lukas Hradecky, Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah (Callum Hudson-Odoi, min.61), Odilon Kossounou, Jeremie Frimpong, Robert Andrich (Nadiem Amiri, min.79), Exequiel Palacios (Sardar Azmoun, min.60), Kerem Demirbay (Charles Aranguiz, min.60), Daley Sinkgraven (Timothy Fosu-Mensah, min.79), Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby
SC Freiburg:Mark Flekken, Manuel Gulde (Ritsu Doan, min.46), Philipp Lienhart, Matthias Ginter, Kiliann Sildillia, Yannik Keitel (Maximilian Eggestein, min.46), Nicolas Hofler, Christian Gunter, Michael Gregoritsch (Keven Schlotterbeck, min.80), Vincenzo Grifo (Nils Petersen, min.80) and Roland Sallai (Woo-yeong Jeong, min.9)
Stadium:the Bay Arena
Goals:Kerem Demirbay (1-0, min. 16), Matthias Ginter (1-1, min. 48), Michael Gregoritsch (1-2, min. 51), Patrik Schick (2-2, min. 65) and Ritsu Doan (2-3, min. 72)